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LIBRARY MANAGER
NORTH SARASOTA LIBRARY, SARASOTA, FL

The North Library is seeking an energetic, team-oriented leader with a strong commitment to serving a diverse population through outreach, and the vision to expand the library's potential in community building

This is a professional management position with responsibilities that include planning, budgeting, directing and supervising the operation of a branch library. The manager is responsible for: the promotion and continuing development of library services and resources; for coaching, mentoring, and supervising staff; for developing and maintaining community partnerships, including the Friends of the Library; and supporting the Mission of the Library System to provide equal access to information, foster life-long learning and promote community engagement.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution AND three (3) years of supervisory experience in a public library is preferred.

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Posted 02/19/14


MUSEUM DIRECTOR
ALEXANDRIA BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM

The Alexandria Black History Museum Director manages programs, facilities and the budget related to the interpretation of Alexandria's African-American history.

Responsibilities include Administers museum, analyzes budget, manages finances and personnel, supervises museum store and product development, conducts staff and department meetings, researches grants and writes in support of activities. Develops exhibits, conducts planning meetings, completes original research, writes and proofs text panels and object labels, consults with professionals in lending institutions, manages exhibit installation, and meets with exhibit designers, graphic artists, donors and lenders. Plans and supervises public programs, including staff meetings, research, budgeting, and supervision of the event itself.

Qualifications: Four-Year College Degree; completion of college graduate-level courses in history, museum administration and/or American History, and three years of museum experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.

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Posted 02/13/14


PROGRAM ASSISTANT
HERITAGE PRESERVATION

Heritage Preservation, a national nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, seeks an intelligent, energetic assistant for program work on emergency initiatives, approximately 90%, and external affairs, approximately 10%.

Responsibilities include maintaining communications with members of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force and Heritage Preservation's affiliated organizations; tracking media coverage of projects, publications, and major disasters; maintaining and updating program websites; providing research support for reports and funding proposals; handling logistics for meetings and travel; organizing and maintaining program files; and other duties as assigned in support ofEmergency Programs and Heritage Preservation external affairs. The ProgramAssistant reports to the Vice President of Emergency Programs.

The ideal candidate is well organized, hard-working, and detail oriented with excellent communication and computer skills. Previous office experience, knowledge of FileMaker or a similar database program, and excellent writing ability are preferred. Experience with meeting management, marketing, webinar administration, or social media is a plus.Benefits are excellent and include a monthly transit allocation. Heritage Preservation will not cover relocation costs.

Congenial staff, interesting work, and a convenient downtown location make this a great opportunity. More information is available and Heritage Preservation's website.

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, and a one-page writing sample to Lori Foley, Vice President of Emergency Programs, at by Monday, December 30, 2013. The position will be filled in a timely manner.

Posted 12/16/13


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY

The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) is a multicultural youth chorus internationally renowned not only for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship, but as a model for an inclusive society. Founded twenty-five years ago by Artistic Director Francisco J. Nunez – a composer, conductor, and visionary figure in music education – YPC provides children of all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds a safe haven for personal and artistic growth. In 2011, Nunez won a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. His YPC model continues to be replicated globally.

The Director of Development at YPC works closely with the Founder/Artistic Director and a dedicated staff to steward the organization's mission and ensure its fiscal health. This position plays a vital role in developing sophisticated contributed revenue strategies, as well as actively soliciting funds that will impact the growth of YPC over the next five years. This chief development officer is charged with conceptualizing and implementing a long-term strategy for building the donor base and charitable giving; growing community and volunteer involvement; increasing corporate interaction and philanthropy; and identifying and maximizing granting opportunities. The Director of Development manages a development department of four full-time employees including Director of Institutional Giving, Associate Director of Development, Grant Writer, and Development Associate, and several part-time support staff including Database consultant, Special Events consultant, and grant writing consultants.

Leading candidates will demonstrate success working with a wide range of people and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of students. This chief development officer will possess superior organizational and communication skills and have the ability to lead and inspire corporate and individual donors, volunteers, colleagues, and staff to advance the mission and vision of YPC. He/she will be savy and smart, with a sense of humor and a commitment to team-based management. A desire to work in a fast-paced environment with regular interaction with many stakeholders is needed. The selected candidate will value creative risk-taking, while realizing the importance of the effective investment of time and resources in achieving institutional goals. The successful candidate must exhibit a polished presence, positive attitude, and a seasoned ability to work with a large and diverse New York and international community.

Send letter and resume, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Lee Kappelman, Vice President Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1718 M Street NW, Suite 283
Washington, DC 20036-4504
Tel: (888) 234.4236 Ext. 3
Cell: (410) 218.1953
Fax: (888) 284.6651
Email: ypc@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13


VICE PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following, while maintaining deep bonds throughout the Maryland community through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. Maestra Marin Alsop, the first woman to head a major American orchestra, has served as the BSO’s music director since 2007. Alsop’s concerts have marked the dawn of a new era for the BSO, as she brings her highly praised artistic vision, dynamic musicianship and commitment to accessibility in classical music to BSO audiences

The Vice President, External Affairs, BSO at Strathmore, is a highly visible role that serves as the senior Baltimore Symphony Orchestra representative in the greater D.C. metro market, with responsibility for the success of the BSO at Strathmore’s profile and for its development program. A member of the BSO senior management team, this position reports directly to the BSO President & CEO and has direct interaction on a regular basis with the BSO VP, Development, and BSO Board members including serving as a liaison to the BSO’s Metro D.C. Committee. The Vice President, External Affairs, oversees a staff of two (Strathmore Donor Relations Manager and Community Liaison Officer) and is charged with significantly expanding the annual giving program of the BSO at Strathmore with emphasis on new major donors ($10,000+) from individual, corporate, foundation and government sources. In addition, the position must implement successful cultivation strategies for major donor prospects and direct all aspects of a highest-level patrons program – stewardship, events, cultivation, and volunteer management

The Vice President, External Affairs – BSO at Strathmore, should be a results-oriented leader and a proven fundraiser who is comfortable being the face of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore, representing the orchestra and working energetically with both internal and external stakeholders to expand the BSO’s reach in and around its second home in Montgomery County. This job requires a polished entrepreneur who enjoys driving toward the accomplishment of impactful goals and does not mind taking risks in order to achieve success. The qualified candidate must also be a “team player” who can work nimbly with the BSO Board and staff, both in Baltimore and at Strathmore, to create one unified and effective organizational team

Send letter and résumé, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Lee Kappelman, Vice President Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1718 M Street NW, Suite 283
Washington, DC 20036-4504
Tel: (888) 234.4236 Ext. 3
Cell: (410) 218.1953
Fax: (888) 284.6651
Email: bso@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL

Folk Alliance International (Folk Alliance), based in Kansas City, Missouri, exists to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music. The Folk Alliance seeks to strengthen and advance organizational and individual initiatives in folk music and dance through education, networking, advocacy, and professional and field development.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director supervises and directs all aspects of Folk Alliance’s operations and is responsible for the consistent achievement of the organization’s mission. The position will maintain excellent relationships with Folk Alliance’s worldwide membership and regional affiliates with a goal of continuing the organization’s growth in membership size and engagement. The scope of responsibility includes oversight of the annual conference, budget, brand building & marketing, membership development, fund development, earned income projects, contract negotiations with and for performers, external relations, and the overall operational, financial, and administrative management. The Executive Director will oversee short- and long-range strategic planning and implementation, including the effective hiring, training, mentoring, and supervision of the organization’s human resources while maximizing the organization’s membership fulfillment and earned and contributed revenue capabilities.

The selected individual will have a well-rounded set of competencies that sets him or her apart from others in the field. The Executive Director will have a high level of personal accountability, a demonstrated capability to manage time and projects, the ability to facilitate agreements between two or more parties, and will bring a strong customer focus to his or her work environment. The Executive Director will be a results-oriented, motivational leader who can maintain both a strategic and operational focus for the organization, the staff, Board, membership, and community. He or she will be a seasoned performing arts or music industry leader with experience across all aspects of the music field, a passion for folk music and a strong financial decision making background.

Send letter and résumé, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Laurie Dowling, Senior Consultant
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
8581 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 406
Los Angeles, CA 90069-4120
Tel: (323) 721.0141 ext. 7
Fax: (323) 936.1196
Email: FolkAlliance@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) – winner of multiple awards both for its robust community partnerships and development of American composers – is poised to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021. With a mission to engage the community in compelling musical experiences and a vision of symphonic music being part of everyday life, the Orchestra is Southwest Michigan's premier musical performing organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year.

Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the Music Director, the Executive Director will be an entrepreneurial leader who can move the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to continued success in achieving its artistic, financial, and community relations goals. The scope of responsibility will include maximizing contributed and earned revenue, providing staff leadership and mentorship, spearheading strategic short- and long-range planning, and cultivating audience and community relationships. The Executive Director will demonstrate efficacy of best business practices, fiscal accountability, and audience impact to communicate an institutional vision that embraces an integrated and innovative artistic and educational focus.

The Executive Director will bring an energetic and entrepreneurial perspective in building an effective management team and organizational structure that best serves Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s mission, vision, goals, and artistic leadership. He/she will have the ability to demonstrate a unified approach to guiding the organization in support of the artistic and institutional vision. A results-oriented professional and hands-on manager who enjoys a drive towards accomplishing impactful goals, the selected individual will have a proven track record and possess exceptional organizational, fundraising, and communication skills. A desire to work in an environment with regular interaction in pragmatic management of internal stakeholders and visionary engagement of external stakeholders is needed. The selected candidate will act as a strong partner to the Music Director and the Board, value knowledge and intellectual growth, and realize the importance of the effective investment of time and resources that is required to advance institutional goals.

Send letter and résumé, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Lee Kappelman, Vice President Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1718 M Street NW, Suite 283
Washington, DC 20036-4504
Tel: (888) 234.4236 Ext. 3
Cell: (410) 218.1953
Fax: (888) 284.6651
Email: kso@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13


DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

The Pasadena Playhouse, approaching its 100th Anniversary in 2017, is becoming one of the top resident theatres in the country. The Playhouse and its Board of Directors proactively navigated the challenge of the Great Recession, positioning the organization on the solid foundation from which it is now growing. The Playhouse is building a future centered on creating great productions on stage, expanding educational/outreach programs, and developing new plays. It annually presents a full season of artistically innovative productions and engaging educational outreach activities to more than 140,000 Southern California residents in two spaces: the 658-seat Mainstage Theater and the 99-seat flexible Carrie Hamilton Theater.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Institutional Advancement will lead the Development Department of five full-time and two part-time professionals to achieve the Playhouse’s goals and will be deeply involved in conceiving and shaping the Playhouse Centennial and Annual Campaigns. An initial charge will be to create and fill a new number-two position in the Development Department, as yet undefined and untitled.

The Director of Institutional Advancement should be a mission-driven, tenacious, and creative leader with the ability to navigate a complex fundraising environment with nuanced strategies and initiatives, while building an effective group of volunteer fundraisers through board development and annual fund committee activity. A graceful and empathetic communicator and a good listener, this person understands the needs and motives of donor-investors. He/she is a strategic and energetic “doer” who successfully develops and executes a variety of advancement activities and has the capacity to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan. Possessed of strong intellectual curiosity and a “can do” orientation, he/she will have frequent interaction with others. The Director of Institutional Advancement will have demonstrated management skills in motivating, directing, and managing staff and in coordinating and supporting the fundraising activities of others, as well as facility in mentoring direct reports and encouraging the best efforts of each member of the development team.

Send letter and résumé, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Mr. Charles Dillingham, Senior Advisor
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
8581 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 406
Los Angeles, CA 90069-4120
Tel: (213) 220.7772 Fax: (323) 936.1196
Email: pasadenaplayhouse@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13


DIRECTOR OF LEGACY GIVING
PACIFIC SYMPHONY

Founded in 1978, Pacific Symphony enriches the human spirit through superior performances of classical and symphonic music. It is a highly dynamic and innovative organization, led artistically by Music Director Carl St. Clair and operationally by President John Forsyte. It presents more than 100 concerts annually and serves 275,000 community members each year. The Pacific Symphony is nationally and internationally recognized for performance excellence, strong community engagement through education and other programming, and the commissioning of new works by contemporary composers. Pacific Symphony twice received prestigious ASCAP Awards for Adventuresome Programming, and it was showcased in the League of American Orchestras' nationally released publication, Fearless Journeys: Innovation in Five American Orchestras. Pacific Symphony's Class Act elementary school enrichment program has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the League of American Orchestras for its exemplary orchestra education.

The Director of Legacy Giving is responsible for identifying, researching, cultivating, and soliciting a portfolio of planned gift donations on behalf of the Pacific Symphony. Endowment and Capital Campaign will be the specific focus while continuing to further the mission and goals of the Symphony. The Director of Legacy Giving will work closely with the Marcy Mulville Legacy Society’s legacy donors, Symphony Board, and community volunteers to advance the Symphony’s planned and legacy giving programs. The Director of Legacy Giving will prepare planned gift proposals, agreements, and related materials and will recruit, train, and develop a core of volunteers to cultivate and solicit prospective donors. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Director of Legacy Giving will participate in departmental meetings, as well as regularly attend various Symphony events and concerts.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum of 10 years in a development role is needed, with at least 5 years experience in planned and legacy giving. Top candidates will have superior presentation and writing skills with the ability to combine information from multiple sources into a persuasive and effective document, as well as effective talking points that respect the needs of the prospect. The successful candidate will be a team player, able to work with her/his Development colleagues to maximize the donor’s relationship and satisfaction with the Pacific Symphony. Experience with Tessitura will be considered an asset, and proficiency with standard computer programs and electronic communication tools is needed. Certified Specialist in Planned Giving and membership in the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning are a plus.

Send letter and résumé, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Laurie Dowling, Senior Consultant
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
8581 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 406
Los Angeles, CA 90069-4120
Tel: (323) 721.0141 ext. 7
Fax: (323) 936.1196
Email: PacificSymphony@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13


Executive Director
Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) has as its mission to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection and indoor seasonal exhibitions. Workshops for adults and children, artist residencies, tours for adults, schoolchildren, and toddlers, including touch tours for the blind, are regularly offered. The park also offers various special events, shopping, and dining at the highly-rated Rat’s Restaurant. In 2013, over 150,000 people visited Grounds For Sculpture.

The Executive Director of GFS must be a visionary leader with experience in building relationships with trustees, staff, volunteers, donors, artists, and other diverse constituencies. He/She will provide leadership, direction and accountability for the GFS mission. The Executive Director oversees curatorial, operational, financial, and development functions, and is also charged with monitoring restaurant operations.

The Executive Director should demonstrate an enthusiasm for contemporary arts. He/She must be an exceptional leader and communicator who demonstrates creativity and optimism and inspires fellow team members to achieve common goals. He/She should be flexible in managing multiple projects and constituencies. The candidate should possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, be results-oriented and self-motivated, and be adept at planning, problem-solving, prioritizing and following through. A creative and tenacious leader, the Executive Director should value intellectual growth and make difficult decisions in a timely manner.

Send letter and résumé, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Daniel Zanella, Senior Consultant
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1040 First Avenue, Suite 352
New York, NY 10022-2991
Tel: (888) 234-4236, Ext. 11
Fax: (888) 284-6651
Email: GroundsForSculpture@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES OF NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY - CUNY

Position Description and Duties :
New York City College of Technology, a comprehensive college of over 16,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year. The position requires a commitment to teaching, research and other scholarly pursuits, service to the college, and student advisement.

Qualification Requirements:
The African American Studies Department invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment in African American Studies or the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre). The department seeks candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and with teaching experience at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to instruction and research interests in at least two areas of the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre). The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present lectures for undergraduate courses about the African, African American and Caribbean experiences. He or she will be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to presentations as well as publications. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to actively participate in departmental and college-wide activities. City Tech offers opportunity for professional development through collaborations with the College?s various programs in Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, and Technology and Design and with those of the larger CUNY community.

How To Apply:
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Please include a research sample with the application.
Requested Items: Cover letter of introduction. Curriculum Vitae. Research Sample.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes will begin 4/23/14.

Posted 04/03/14

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICANA STUDIES (COMPARATIVE GLOBAL AFRICAN DIASPORA)
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2014 with an expertise in Comparative Global African Diaspora. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. by August 1, 2014. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester with the possibility of at least one of those being online. Previous online teaching experience is preferred along with using multimedia and technology in the classroom. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014. Skype interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter. Please submit your complete application by March 28, 2014 by clicking here

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer. For further information on the Africana Studies Program and on the benefits of working for the University of Arizona, please click here and here

Posted 03/06/14

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OR FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR/LECTURER
CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY

The department of humanities at Clayton State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a renewable, full-time Instructor or Lecturer of African American History, starting August 1, 2014.

Either position is an academic year appointment that reports to the Chair of the Department of Humanities. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs and public institutions. Located in the heart of the Southern Crescent of the Atlanta metropolitan area, Clayton State University, a Senior Unit of the University of System of Georgia, is nationally recognized as a leader in the use of information technology to transform teaching, learning, and other aspects of the collegiate experience. We are fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). For additional information about the History Program within the Department of Humanities, please click here.

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Posted 12/24/13

LECTURER, US HISTORY
TOWSON UNIVERSITY

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in U.S. History with the History Department to begin August 2014. Position is renewable annually.

Qualifications:
ABDs may apply, but Ph.D. in history is required when position commences in August 2014. Must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and active participation in service to the department, college, and university.

Responsibilities:
Teach lower-level sections of both halves of the U.S. survey. Lecturers may teach an upper-level course in the area of their research speciality when scheduling permits. Area of specialization is open but those with interests in gender and sexuality studies and/or urban history are particularly encouraged to apply.

Towson University: Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, official graduate-school transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for one half of the U.S. survey, and a scholarly writing sample (article or dissertation chapter). Send all materials electronically to ushistlecturer@towson.edu.
Please direct questions about the position to the Search Committee Chair, Christian Koot (ckoot@towson.edu). CLA Search #2756L Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to click here to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university?s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Posted 03/17/14


FULL-TIME PUBLIC HISTORY LECTURER
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY, SHADY GROVE CAMPUS

The Department of History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), seeks to hire a full-time lecturer in Public History for its program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. The position is intended to develop the department?s new minor in Public History through identifying internships, building relationships with outside partners, supervising interns, and recruiting and advising at the Universities of Shady Grove. Duties will also include teaching introductory courses in public history as well as advanced undergraduate courses in the lecturer's fields of public history expertise and history specialty. The area of expertise is open, and may include oral history, museum studies, or digital history. A research and teaching focus outside the twentieth-century United States is strongly preferred. The lecturer will have primary teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., though some teaching will take place at UMBC?s campus in Catonsville, MD. Requires a Ph.D. and professional experience in public history. Teaching experience is preferred.

This is a three-year, non-tenure-track 12-month contractual appointment. The contract’s renewal is contingent upon the program’s growth. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Only electronic applications will be accepted, and should include a letter of interest, C.V., and an example of your Public History work. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately with the candidate’s name in the subject heading. Send all materials to Prof. Marjoleine Kars at through e-mail by clicking here by March 31, 2014.

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Posted 03/17/14


DIRECTOR AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER (ASC)
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Michigan State University (MSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the African Studies Center (ASC). Building on the Center's and the University's significant accomplishments and history of commitment to Africa, the next Director will provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership skills needed to further the Center's and the University's role as a dynamic leader in Africa-related international research, teaching and engagement. The position requires policy development and implementation capabilities, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and other area studies and international thematic centers in promoting Africa-centered research, education, outreach, and service programs. Special emphasis is placed on playing a lead role in increasing MSU's faculty-led, Africa-related research and engagement efforts.

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Posted 03/12/14


GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is pleased offer a third Wing Fellowship in Chesapeake history and requests proposals from graduate students for the 2014–2015 academic year. The $5,000 fellowship is funded by a grant from John and Barbara Wing. The purpose of the Wing Fellowship is to assist a graduate student in undertaking a significant project in Chesapeake region history. Areas of research could include maritime history, the arts, archaeology, economic development, and life in the early Chesapeake Bay region. Proposals for other subjects and themes are also welcome.

Proposals should describe the intended project, the research approach, expected results, the applicant’s curriculum vitae, professional references, and how the funds will be used. In addition to submitting periodic progress reports, the fellow will provide the library with an annotated bibliography and research summary and deliver a presentation at the conclusion of the project. Proposals should describe the intended project, the research approach, expected results, the applicant’s curriculum vitae, professional references, and how the funds will be used. In addition to submitting periodic progress reports, the fellow will provide the library with an annotated bibliography and research summary and deliver a presentation at the conclusion of the project.

Evaluation of proposals will consider uniqueness and importance of the proposed project, soundness of the research approach, professional qualifications, and financial need. Please direct questions to Patricia Dockman Anderson, panderson@mdhs.org.

Submission deadline is extended to April 4, 2014. The MdHS will announce the recipient May 1st. The award will be payable in installments through the 2014–2015 academic year.
Please send cover letter, C.V., references, and three-to-five page proposal citing relevant MdHS collections to:
Patricia Dockman Anderson, Ph.D.
Director of Publications & Library Services
Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-685-3750 x 317
panderson@mdhs.org

Posted 02/13/14

CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

National Museum of African American History (NMAAHC) is pleased to announce a new paid fellowship opportunity in Curatorial Studies funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is open to students currently enrolled in, or recent graduates of a graduate program at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and other institutions who have an evident interest in the curatorship of African American heritage. This is a one year paid position with a stipend of $30,000 plus funds for travel and research.

Applications are due no later than Saturday, February 15. Please apply using the Smithsonian online application system (SOLAA). Paper applications will not be considered

Qualifications: Only U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents. A cumulative GPA of 3.0. Graduate students pursuing Master or Master of Arts degrees at HBCUs or other institutions, who have an evident interest in the curatorship of African American heritage. Students who are currently enrolled in an academic program, as well as individuals who have recently completed their studies.

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Posted 02/13/14

UMASS Amherst - DU BOIS LIBRARY FELLOWSHIPS

Amherst, Massachusetts - The UMass Amherst Libraries offer short-term residential fellowships to assist younger scholars in conducting research in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Full-time graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars (with a PhD) are eligible to apply. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 for a four-week residency. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2014. For more information please click here.

Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections for the study of social change in the United States, including the papers of the most important exponent of the politics and culture of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois. Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois's scholarship and activism. This includes the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures.

Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants interested in conducting original research in the Du Bois Papers and other SCUA collections. The criteria for selection will include the potential of the proposal to contribute to scholarship; its fit with Du Boisian themes; the need for the use of SCUA's collections; and a letter of support. The application will consist of a brief (up to three pages) description of the research project, curriculum vitae, and the letter of support. At the end of their consecutive four-week residency, fellows will deliver a public talk on their research.

For more information, contact Danielle Kovacs, Curator of Collections, by email, or call (413) 545-2784. You can also click here to learn more.

Posted 01/23/14

DU IRISE POST-DOCTORATE FELLOW - UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In) Equality or IRISE is seeking a two-year post-doctoral research fellow beginning September 1, 2014. We are seeking candidates who are capable of bringing the insights of sociology, education, social work, ethnic Studies, law, or a related field to the interdisciplinary study of race, class, and/or gender (in)equities in K-12 education. Special consideration will be given to applicants studying the relationship between educational (in)equity and discipline policies, but all candidates with a focus on educational (in)equity in K-12 education will be considered. The fellow will be housed in the Department of Sociology & Criminology, with co-supervision and mentorship by faculty in Gender & Women's Studies, Morgridge College of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work, and the College of Law. DU faculty members from these departments will provide guidance and support throughout the fellowship period

Candidates must apply online to be considered, only applications submitted online will be accepted. Click here to visit the application website. Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application.

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Posted 01/21/14

Mellon Fellowship - Department of Africana Studies Brown University

The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in Race and the Environment. The successful candidate will interrogate the integration of race and inequality with Environmental Studies and environmental justice. Ideally, s/he will work (or at least teach) transnationally. Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses s/he has prepared (and/or a list of possible courses), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference, by 15 February 2014 via Interfolio Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

Posted 01/07/14

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VICE PRESIDENT
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and President and CEO Alan D. Valentine, the Nashville Symphony has established an international profile with its innovative programming and steadily expanding discography. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016, the orchestra is today the largest performing arts non-profit in the state of Tennessee, reaching nearly a quarter million individuals over the past year. The Symphony's concert schedule of 140 performances annually encompasses a diverse mix of classical, pops, jazz, and family programs, along with extensive community outreach efforts. The Symphony has also dramatically expanded its concert offerings to draw major touring acts to Nashville, including sold-out performances by B.B. King, Bill Cosby, the Silk Road Ensemble, and Brandi Carlile. The Nashville Symphony's FY14 operating budget is $21.3 million, with $9.9 million coming from program fees (ticketing and other fees).

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Marketing is responsible for all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing market strategy and achieving marketing goals. He/she will work closely with senior staff and board leaders on marketing related activities and will have a strong connection to the institutional mission of the Nashville Symphony. Specific responsibilities include business and market development; market research and planning; strategic direction for promotion and advertising; oversight of all ticket sales efforts; and hiring and directing the day-to-day activities of marketing staff.

The Vice President of Marketing must be an exceptional leader and communicator who demonstrates creativity, intellectual curiosity, and optimism, and inspires fellow team members to achieve common goals and exceed expectations. He/she should possesses strong analytical, planning, forecasting, and budgeting skills with the ability to be flexible and to manage multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes. Possessing a keen attention to detail, the candidate should be highly motivated and have a well-rounded set of capabilities that sets him/her apart from others with an ability to quickly set, pursue, and reach goals with a positive, energetic, and entrepreneurial attitude. A tenacious and assertive leader, the VP Marketing is comfortable in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.

Send letter and resume, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Daniel Zanella, Senior Consultant
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1040 First Avenue, Suite 352
New York, NY 10022-2991
Tel: (888) 234-4236, Ext. 11
Fax: (888) 284-6651
Email: nashvillesymphony@ArtsConsulting.org

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Posted 12/03/13